Soliton squeezing in microstructure fiber

Marco Fiorentino*, Jay E. Sharping, Prem Kumar, Alberto Porzio, Robert S. Windeler

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We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, the generation of squeezed light by means of soliton self-phase modulation in microstructure fiber. We observe and characterize the formation of solitons in the microstructure fiber at 1550 nm. A maximum squeezing of 2.7 dB is observed, corresponding to 4.0 dB after correcting for detection losses. The dependence of this quantum-noise reduction on various system parameters is studied in detail. Features of the microstructure fiber can be exploited for generation of low-energy continuous-variable entangled pulses for use in all-fiber teleportation experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-651
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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